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Sweet and summery with The Scrapcake

Our design team has been busy creating some wonderful layouts to share with you today. Each one of them, featuring THE SCRAPCAKE paper collections, which team perfectly with Manor House Creations flowers, as you can see.

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The Summer city collection, which Erin has used below, isn’t only suited to summery, beachy layouts.

‘Family’ Layout by Erin Blegen

MHC Products used: Gelato – sherbet, Ashlee – blue, Mayglo – yellow, Meadows – white, Fantasy – moonlight, Springtime – blue and white.

The Scrapcake papers: Summer city.

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Tiffany has used the ‘oh so cute’ Sweet childhood colection to scrap this adorable photo of her daughter

‘Unforgettable beauty’ by Tiffany Morgan

MHC products used: Tropics –  dusk, Springtime, Meadows – Celeste Pink.

The Scrapcake: Sweet childhood.

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Gwen has mixed things up a little, and combined the soft pastels from Sweet childhood, with the bold aqua of Summer city.

‘Little Miss’ Layout by Gwen Wruck

MHC flowers used: Winters song, Hayley – yellow, Celeste – pink, Sublime – blue, Meadows – white.

The Scrapcake papers: Sweet childhood and Summer city.

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Another Summer city layout, from Alicia, she has chosen the pink tones from the collection, for her sweet, girly layout.

‘Her smile’ Layout by Alicia Barry

MHC Products used:  Gelato – oatmeal, Party mix – blossoms, Celeste – white, Whimsy – cream, Glitter mini roses, Country lane – pretty, Starlight, rose leaves.

The Scrapcake Summer city collection.

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And Karola’s delightful layout, features Sweet childhood, with a few touches of My private happiness.

You and me’ Layout by Karola Witczak

MHC flowers: Glitter roses, Capri, Powder puffs – strawberry mix.

The Scrapcake one moment in time, and My private happiness collections.

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And, yet another adorable layout featuring Sweet childhood, from Elena

‘Sweet’ Layout by Elena Olenevich

MHC Products used: Gelato – lemon, Imagine – burgundy, Mayglo – pink, Celeste – white.

The Scrapcake sweet childhood collection.

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See all the gorgeous Scrapcake collections HERE.

Step x Step with Trudi

Hi Everyone,

I had so much fun putting together my layout for you today.  We are going to try our hand at a little  misting, some fussy cutting and of course adding some Manor House floral beauty.

The instructions follow for recreating my layout

‘Be Happy’

Layout 'Be Happy' by Trudi Harrison

I have incorporated the following


Manor House Creations:  Idyllic -Pink, Apple Blossoms- White, Wishes – Serenity, Winters Song – Embers  The ScrapCake : My Private Happiness- The most beautiful moments,  7 x 12 Creative Dreams

Other: Cardstock – White, Glimmer Mists – Pink Bubblegum, Pink Taffy, Turquoise Blue, Masks – Doily & Chevron, Collections Butterflies, Twine, Ribbon, Kaisercraft  rub- ons

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Position a doily mask on the white cardstock and mist with Pink Bubblegum.  If you do not have a doily mask, a paper doily will also do the job nicely.

Step by Step #1

Add Turquoise Blue mist randomly – I also used a chevron mask for this.  If you don’t have a mask, try adding some stamped elements with a background stamp with turquoise blue ink or just lightly misting will also be fine.

Step by Ste #2

Cut out the circle elements from the My Private Happiness 7” x 12” patterned paper ‘Creative Dreams’. Attach so that the pattern runs vertically.

Step by Step #3

Separate the petals from the Winters Song bloom – I have used the deep salmon pink one from the Embers pack.

Position and attach.

Position and attach the Serenity Wishes bloom so that it slightly overlaps the previously attached flower.

Make a ribbon bow and tuck between the 2 flowers. Attach this also.

Step by Step #4

Now at this point you can add your photo, title and journaling and call the job done.  Or you can take it a step further.

Adding more details:

Mist 3 Pink Idyllic blooms with Pink Taffy – we are aiming for a concentrated covering.

Mist 3 White Apple Blossoms with Turquoise Blue – very lightly, we are aiming for more of a ‘splotchy’ look.

Mist 2 White Apple Blossoms with Pink Taffy – very lightly also.

Step by Step #5

Add 2 of the darker pink blooms and 1 each of the other altered flowers around the previously attached flowers.

Step by Step #6

Position and attach 1 each of the altered flowers on the opposite bottom corner of the photo.

Attach the last altered flower slightly up from the larger floral cluster.

Cut out some circular elements from the ‘The most beautiful moments’ paper. Position and attach – add couple around the main cluster and the smaller cluster.  I also added some of the border from this paper around the edge of the page – you may also like to do the same.

Step by Step #7

Add a few butterflies, a little twisted twine, a sentiment rub on and you are now done.
Step by Step Layout

Happy Creating!

DT Inspiration featuring ‘The Scrap Cake’

Hello, and welcome once again to our blog.

Today, we are excited to share with you some wonderful creations from our Design team, featuring the papers from The Scrap cake. Notice how perfectly our flowers match the colours of these papers.

Firstly, Karola has mixed a couple of different paper collections together, and created this wonderful, spring inspired layout of her daughter.

‘Live, love, inspire’ Layout by Karola Witczak

 Products used: MHC flowers, Fantasy wishes & fairy dust, Fairy floss – lemon, Country lane lemon, Taneisha.

The Scrap cake papers: Spring awakening and My private happiness.

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Next Alicia Barry has focused on the apricot tones in the The Scrap cake ‘Sweet childhood’ collection.

Alicia says ‘It can be hard to create layouts with boy’s in the photos using flowers. To achieve this, I used an orange and green colour combination. This coupled with the checked pattern in the Scrapcake papers gave it a boyish feel, which were then perfectly complimented with the ManorHouse Creations flowers’.

‘Love, cherish, adore’ Layout by Alicia Barry

Products used: MHC flowers,  Solitude, Idyllic – Oatmeal, Imagine – oatmeal, Leaves, Nikita, Christmas Star – snow, Petitie roses – orange, TSC Sweet childhood collection.

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Next, Gwen has created this beautiful bright, summery layout about her best friend. She has chosen a mix of ‘Sweet childhood’ and ‘Summer city’ papers.Notice the hint of gesso to the tips of orange Jubilee flowers.

‘Love my bestie’ Layout by Gwen Wruck

Products used: MHC flowers, Kyeesha – Orange and Yellow, Jubilee – Ornate Orange  (altered with Gesso), Petite Roses – Peach, Apple Blossoms , TSC papers, Summer city, Sweet childhood.

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Next, this wonderful ‘all boy’ layout was created by Erin Blegen.

‘Play time’ Layout by Erin Blegen

Products used: MHC flowers, Winter song – log cabin, Solitude, Poetry – white, Sublime – cream, Nikita. TSC: Sweet childhood collection.

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A shaped card from Nerrida

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great day! Over at The ScrapCake we are doing some work on a theme about shaped cards this month, so here is my creation.

I used a piece of packaging from a Pink Paislee product, traced around it and then machine stitched around the edge. I created the card front with pink cardstock as my base, using the ‘My Private Happiness’ papers, and then securing it all down using 3D foam to attach it all.

Products used:

Idyllic – pink, Apple Blossoms, Taneisha, Sprinkles – lime, Petite Roses – marshmellow.

Designer inspiration

Good morning crafty friends,

Two of our designers, Nerrida, and Jeni, are here today to share with us their wonderful girly layouts.

Nerrida has created a soft, pretty pastel layout of her daughter. She has combined The Scrapcake ‘My private happiness’ paper collection with lots of beautiful MHC flowers. She has misted the background of her layout, which adds to the soft, feminine feel.

‘Song writer’ layout by Nerrida Mitchell

 Products used: MHC flowers: Meringue, Plain Jane, Fairy floss – mixed, TSC My Private Happiness.

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Jeni has chosen to use bold, strong colours for her layout of her daughter, but she has still managed to maintain the feminine feel.

Here Jeni shares some clever tips, ‘Some of my favourite flowers from the Winter collection are the Petite Roses.  These sweet little flowers just seem to compliment any page. They were a perfect fit with the Pink Paislee papers. I love to create depth with my flowers and always touch them up with inks, chalks or paints. First I applied a little chalk to the centres using a q-tip, then added a little paint to highlight the middle and outer edges of the petals. I finished them off with a touch of sparkle using burgandy Ranger stickles’.

 “Follow Your Heart” Layout by Jeni O’Connor.

Products: Petite Roses – cream, Fairy Floss, Frosted – wild orchid.

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A beautiful Canvas

This beautiful canvas was created for the Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo, by the very talented Nerrida Mitchell, and I have to say, it was one of the stars of the show. She has created an inviting little garden scene, featuring some stunning Manor House Creations flowers, and The Scrapcake ‘My private happiness’ papers.

Nerrida sprayed the background of the canvas with a pretty mix of shimmers inks, also available from MHC.


Products used: MHC flowers, Country Lane – Quaint, Idyllic – pink, Taneisha, Sprinkles – lime, TSC – My Private Happiness papers, Shimmers inks

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Thank you for visiting once again, we hope we have inspired you a little today.

A floral masterpiece

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Is the first word that comes to mind when I look at this beautiful photo frame that our very own amazingly talented NERRIDA MITCHELL has created.  She has decorated this beautiful shabby chic frame with the most amazing assortment of Manor House Creations flowers, along with The Scrapcakes ‘My private happiness’ papers, and has created an absolute masterpiece.

If you are going to the Brisbane scrapbooking Expo, which starts TODAY, be sure to call in to the Manor House Creations stand, to see this frame in real life. Along with lots of other beautiful creations from our design team, and many other talented designers.

Products used: MHC flowers (too many to mention), TSC paper collection ‘My private happiness’.

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PS: If you look closely, you may just spot a sneek peak of a couple of our brand new ‘Winter’ release flowers (shhh). Stay tuned to our blog, for the FULL release on the 15th of June ( 6 days away) and don’t tell anybody, but I have to tell you that these flowers are my absolute favourites so far….  You are going to LOVE them. Oh, and for those of you who are planning to go to the BRISBANE PAPERCRAFT EXPO, the ‘Winter release’ flowers will be on sale there.


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